Upgrade to Smart Motor - Migrate to V5

Step 1: Collect the parts that you need.

  • You will need the following parts:
    • (1) V5 Smart Motor (not shown)
    • (2) #8-32 x 1/2" Screws 
    • (1) 5-64" Hex Key 
    • (1) 3-32" Hex Key 
    • (1) Shaft Coupler
    • (1) 1/2" Shaft

Step 2: Update to the V5 Smart Motor.


  • Remove one of your 393 Motors from your Clawbot. 
    • This example will focus on the V5 Smart Motor powering the movement of the Claw Arm.
  • Test the positioning for the V5 Smart Motor. It should fit in its place.

Step 3: Secure the V5 Smart Motor and wire it to V5 Robot Brain.

  • Use the tools that you assembled to securely mount the V5 Smart Motor to where the previous motor was, near the center of the V5 Clawbot's arm support structure. 
    • Make sure that the motor is mounted so that it properly aligns and is able to turn the gear. 
  • Use a Smart Cable to connect your new V5 Smart Motor to Port 8 on your V5 Robot Brain.

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